Fan Ho, Shanghai born master of street photography

These stunning photographs of Hong Kong in the 1950s are captured beautifully by a teenager. Ho Fan who arrived from Shanghai in 1949. The streets, filled with vendors, coolies and rickshaw drivers, fascinated Ho. Taking pictures in a studio was the norm then, but the Ho was more interested in random, candid shots of strangers. His targets, however, did not always smile into the lens of his Rolleiflex. But it is great street that gives a peek into daily life in Hong Kong at that time. The photography is part of his book “A Hong Kong Memoir”

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3 Replies to “Fan Ho, Shanghai born master of street photography”

  1. Discover some of the amazing photographs of Fan Ho, Shanghai born photographer who moved to Hong Kong when he was 10, during the Sino-Japanese war.

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